Since bursting onto the scene as a 13-year-old in 2003, Michelle Wie’s career has been a roller coaster ride, but she’s on a high in 2018…
Where to look first? Michelle Wie’s hair, all blonde and pink, won the day; it was in keeping with her smile and general joie de vivre. Her swing was a different department but, as she played her way towards a win in the recent HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore, it seemed very much a part of the new deal.
After years of looking a tad uncomfortable over the ball, she was back giving the ball the kind of healthy, free-flowing wallop which had applied in her teens.
On the Saturday night of the tournament they call ‘Asia’s Major’, Wie was still trailing to the tune of five shots and lying in a share of fifth place. Then the magic began to unfurl; the same brand of magic which we saw when, at 14, she came within a single shot of making the cut in the men’s Sony Open in Hawaii. Last year in Singapore, the now 28-year-old Wie had played great golf over the first three rounds before fading with a Sunday 72. This time around, she went from strength to strength before finishing with a whopping 45-footer which she holed from just short of the green. It left her with 65 which took her to the top of the leaderboard on 17 under.
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